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Healing: Natural Selection vs. Human Intervention

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Healing: Natural Selection vs. Human Intervention

Rabbi Steinsaltz asks whether we should just allow nature to take its place and select out the strongest from society or we should treat medical illnesses through human intervention. Though the Bible and Talmud seem to indicate that medical treatment is permissible, the Rabbi cites several Biblical and Midrashic sources that suggest that medical treatment may lead the ill to neglect to seek G-d's healing. The Rabbi cites Maimonides' reconciliation of some of these sources.
Health, Illness and Healing, Medicine, Medical Ethics

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